Friday, March 30th, 2007

Zimbra presentation on Ajax Unplugged

Category: Office, Presentation

Kevin Henrikson of Zimbra gave a presentation on Ajax Unplugged at ETech. The presentation discusses the various options for offline that are out there, the approach Zimbra has taken, and the challenges for the developer: Selecting *what* to take offline Security risks Does the user need it? Can they use it offline? Sync is hard Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:35 am

2.7 rating from 22 votes

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Photoshop Online

Category: Adobe, Flash, Office

Adobe has announced it will release a web edition of Photoshop. Yes, it will almost certainly be Flash based, not pure Ajax (technology aside, it’s the logical choice for the owner of the Flash platform!). Still, it’s big news for anyone involved in rich web apps…it wasn’t long ago when people would cite graphical editors Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:56 pm

4.2 rating from 49 votes

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Google Apps – Premier Edition

Category: Business, Calendar, Email, Google, Office, Showcase

From the You-Know-When-Ajax-Has-Gone-Mainstream-Dept, Google announced today it will be offering businesses a premium service for its key productivity applications, at $50/user/year. The package includes: Access to office-style applications – Google Docs & Spreadsheets, Google Page Creator. No presentation package yet – perhaps Google should acquire S5 :-). Access to communication applications – GMail (@your-own-domain), Google Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 11:50 am

3.8 rating from 74 votes

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

A World of Free Online Apps

Category: Business, Office

In CNN Money, Om Malik talks about the shift to online apps. The browser is the new OS. Yes, we’ve heard this before, and if you’re quietly groaning right about now, I can understand why. It’s been 10 years since a barefoot Marc Andreessen graced the cover of Time magazine and trumpeted how the browser Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 1:24 am

3.1 rating from 32 votes

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

IFrame + Script Tags = Portable Comet

Category: Comet, Examples, IE, Office, XmlHttpRequest

In a recent post, I explain the difficulties of Comet (Streaming/Push) in IE. IE makes it difficult for two reasons: (a) IE’s XMLHttpRequest component doesn’t tell you anything about the response until the connection has closed – even if you try polling it instead of relying on onReadyStateChange, you’ll still get an empty string (Try Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:33 pm

3.9 rating from 63 votes

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

@Mail Ajax Upgrade

Category: Office, Showcase

@Mail is a mail solution allowing companies to serve mail over a web interface. With the latest upgrade, @Mail has gone Ajax. Product manager Ben Duncan says: Features include message-drag and drop to folders, emails retrieved from the server via XML and displayed on the Webmail interface directly via the DOM. Message cache support via Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 1:17 pm

3.4 rating from 29 votes

Friday, March 24th, 2006 An Ajax App Each Week

Category: Business, Office

The much-publicised AjaxWrite is only the beginning for Michael Robertson’s push into Ajax. Further to the release a couple of days ago, here’s some info on their plans: But ajaxWrite is just the start. We have a library of applications we have been working on to replace most of the standard PC software titles. Every Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:14 am

2.8 rating from 35 votes

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

Under the Radar: Session 2 – Make It Easy 2.0

Category: Database, Editorial, Office

After four “When” companies got a chance to impress us with their Web 2.0 goodness, four “Make It Easy” concerns are now up to the plate: Dabble DB, Rallypoint, The Form Assembly, and Zoho. Each company has eight minutes to present their wares. A panel (Michael Arrington, Rael Dornfest, and Krishna Akella in this session) Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:57 pm

3.6 rating from 47 votes

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

Ajax Office Roundup

Category: Office

InnerPhaze has a detailed summary of the “Ajax Office” offerings. There’s plenty of info here on features and pros/cons. He’s focused on the word-processing side, rather than other Office-y genres like Spreadsheets and Presentations. gOffice: “This website produces high quality output with almost no effort in part because we are careful not to provide too Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 12:54 pm

3.9 rating from 11 votes